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Usage

Summary

Returns the syntax for the specified tool or function.

Discussion

Complete help information for a tool, including complete parameter descriptions, can be extracted by using the __doc__ property.

import arcpy
print(arcpy.Buffer_analysis.__doc__)

Syntax

Usage (tool_name)
ParameterExplanationData Type
tool_name

The tool name to display the syntax.

String
Return Value
Data TypeExplanation
String

Returns a string containing the specified tool's syntax.

Code sample

Usage example

Print specified tool's syntax.

import arcpy

print(arcpy.Usage("Buffer_analysis"))
print(arcpy.Usage("MakeFeatureLayer_management"))

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